A Time to Sow

A Time to Sow


Harvest season is upon us. As I mentioned in other posts, this time of year is a favorite of mine…This is also the time when farmers begin all over again; planting wheat. The wheat is nourished by the nitrogen in the snow cover through the winter, and come spring, there is a brand new, beautiful layer of green shoots in the dark ground…a true sign of spring, and new life.  There is nothing like the smell of a wet field-fresh sod scent, after a long, cold winter.  This is yet another visual reminder to those who live on or visit a farm of the abundance that abounds in our country.  A tiny seed that is planted, not only survives the winter, but flourishes, and feeds thousands of people. What an incredible thought! When I see the abundance of a new, little wheat sprouts, I am reminded of God’s grace.  Grace flourishes too, under the harshest of conditions.  It thrives, even when we are not at our best, and it too awakens new life after a harsh winter season!
This photo by the way is not availiable on my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/RusticStory) it is a family photo that I will cherish! It’s my brother-using equipment that my grandfather used to sow wheat in these very fields.  Nothing runs like a Deere!


About rusticstory

I am an active hiking mama and wife who loves creating beautiful things. I take landscape photography and my husband and I give old wood a new life by creating rustic frames. I have begun using a wood burning pen to create design and wording on the frames. I have a passion for creating new things and have recently taken to my husband's miter saw and router. I love the feeling of looking at a new frame creation, and kicking myself for not thinking of this earlier in life! I also love the thought of my high school shop teacher looking at these with disbelief in his eyes (shop class was not my first love!). My super supportive hubby helps me wrestle the sometimes warped pieces of wood into something absoutely beautiful! It is such a metaphor for life to me...my Jesus wrestles the warped pieces of my life into something beautiful. The most poetic thing about this metaphor is this; the pieces of my life that I thought were un-salvagable were the exact pieces I had to go through to form the absoutely beautiful life I have now. It would not have happened any other way. My blog is a complation of experiences of love, life, photography, and frame making! All frames and photography are available for sale on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/RusticStory. Please visit and enjoy!

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